India will full 75 years of Independence this 12 months. Here’s a sequence acknowledging 75 nice sporting achievements by Indian athletes. Sportstar will current one iconic sporting achievement every day, main as much as August 15, 2022.
Koneru Humpy wins World Speedy Chess title
December 26-28, 2019: Koneru Humpy returned from a two-year sabbatical to change into the ladies’s world speedy chess champion.
In Moscow, Koneru Humpy lastly received a World title in senior chess. She was anticipated to win one way back, given her expertise, single-mindedness and the power to work exhausting.
Newly-crowned World speedy champion Koneru Humpy provides her commiserations to Lei Tingjie after their title-deciding match in 2019. – Flickr.com/FIDE
Her triumph on the girls’s World speedy championship is the largest achievement by an Indian after Viswanathan Anand’s many World titles. It makes India one among the many few international locations to have produced each female and male World speedy champions.
Final 12 months, she acquired the Sportswoman of the Decade award on the Sportstar Aces Awards in 2021.
“As we speak is a really memorable second for me, receiving the Sportswoman of the Decade award. That is very memorable as a result of my affiliation with Sportstar began fairly early, after I was simply round 10 years outdated.
Humpy had received the Sportstar Younger Achievers Award in 1997 and was additionally awarded the Sportswoman of the Decade final 12 months (File Picture) – GETTY IMAGES
I received the world youth championships in 1997 and that’s after I was given the Sportstar Younger Achievers Award, and it motivated me loads to win many extra laurels for the nation. The subsequent 12 months, I received the world under-12 youth championships and acquired another Younger Achievers Award from Sportstar,” she mentioned.
(Excerpts from an article printed in The Hindu in 2019)